Dr. Jimmye S. Hillman (1923 – 2015), was a long-time professor at the University of Arizona - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, an international economist, as well as a literary memoirist later in life. Collection contain writings, presentations, and speeches during his career as a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Arizona as well as a consulting economist for several committees and organizations.
His research interests included agricultural and trade policies with some of his most significant work centered on the study of nontariff trade barriers. He authored two books, Nontariff Agricultural Trade Barriers (1978) and Technical Barriers to Agricultural Trade (1991), as well as numerous articles examining the globalization of food production and consumption, the proliferation of new food technologies, and the effects of agribusiness and technology on the environment, human health and social justice. Additionally, he served as economist for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Brazil from 1957-1959, developed USAID Green Revolution projects in the Cape Verde Islands, and served as an advisor on agricultural policy to the government of Portugal when the nation was preparing to enter the European Union.